The role of Secondary education is to nurture the development of pupils’ cognitive, social, emotional, cultural and physical skills.

 

ZooLab’s digital and face-to-face Secondary workshops are highly curriculum-driven, delivering an understanding  of complex biological, social or engineering concept through hands-on animal encounters to provide
fun and engaging learning experiences.

Our Secondary School workshops motivate and stimulate pupils
to help them grow and develop.

Science

Biomimetics & Amazing Adaptations

KS 3, 4; Third, Fourth Stage. 

Ages 11 - 16.

This fascinating session will look at a section of complex behaviours from the animal world including Batesian mimicry, parthenogenesis and camouflage! What can humans learn from these marvels? Find out how nature-inspired solutions are influencing scientific, medical and engineering discovery.

Classification

KS 1, 2, 3; First, Second, Third, Fourth Stage. Ages 5 - 14.

This hands-on, animal-handling workshop experience brings pupils face to face with classification. It is all part of an experiential and interactive learning experience in which introduces ZooLab animals that include vertebrates and invertebrates. Pupils explore different classes of animal so they can uncover their differences and similarities themselves.

Symbiosis

KS3, KS4, KS5; Third Stage, Fourth Stage and Senior Stage. Ages 12 - 17.

Nature can be downright bizarre! Filled with real-world examples, this workshop focuses on the different ways that animals interact with one and other. Pupils will investigate mutualistic, commensalistic and parasitic relationship - from crocodiles and teeth cleaning plover birds, to mind-controlled ants and malaria.

Geography

Human Impacts On The Environment 

KS 3, KS 4; Third, Fourth.
Ages 11 -16.

Never before has environmental learning been so important and this workshop was created to feed into this thirst for knowledge and continue inspiring change.

In this workshop we explore the combination of human activities that has led to the climate crisis - from greenhouse gases to the negative effects of tourism. We also discover what we can do to  reverse some of the damage caused. 

Rainforest Unwrapped

KS 1, 2, 3, 4; First, Second, Third, Fourth Stage. Ages 5 - 14.

 

The rainforest is a cornicopia of resources. It supplies us with a plethora of day to day items that we take for granted - things including wood, medicine and food - but at what price? This hands-on workshop delves into life in the rainforest and looks at how we’re depleating these resources. Can we reverse this man-made effect through recycling and sustainability? Pupils learn how making a few small changes to our lives, we can help ensure the preservation of this fascinating habitat for years to come. 

Predators, Prey & Food Chains 

KS 1, 2, 3, 4; First, Second, Third, Fourth Stage. Ages 5 - 14.

In this workshop we look at feeding connections (what-eats-what) in an ecological community. Using our ZooLab animals, we examine herbivores, carnivores and omnivores and learn how to classify non-living and living things. Pupils discover where energy comes from and how the consumer resource system can cause the disruption of a food web.

Rainforest Discovery

KS 1, 2, 3, 4; First, Second, Third, Fourth Stage. Ages 5 - 14.

Your ZooLab presenter takes you on an exciting journey through the rainforest, letting you get hands-on with real rainforest animals! Learn all about the different rainforest layers that these animals live in, who and what they eat and how they’re coming under threat. Discover everything you ever wanted to know about life in the steamy tropics.

PHSE

The Junkfood Roadshow

KS 1, 2, 3, 4; First, Second, Third, Fourth Stage. Ages 5 - 14.

Taking place in your Food Technology or Home Economics department, The JunkFood Roadshow is designed to promote healthy eating. In this practical show your ZooLab presenter cooks a healthy pizza and pits it against a processed burger - investigating the indecipherable manufacturer’s ingredients list along the way. Would you want to eat it if you actually knew what was in it?

On-line or In-person 

Our workshops can be digital or face-to-face! Contact us to find out more.

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ZooLab UK Head Office: Torwood Garden Centre, Larbert, United Kingdom,  FK5 4EG